The final problem in LA is the persistence of inequality

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The final problem in LA is the persistence of inequality, which is also a product of poor institutions. Latin America has the widest gap in income inequality, one that has remained a persistent problem, even when economic development has moved forward. This level of inequality, which many argue is linked to race, has been a consistent source of political instability in many Latin American countries. While some states have moved forward, in many places much of the population has been left behind – often the poor are indigenous peoples and blacks. This has led to uneven development – many of the cities in LA have developed world features, but are often surrounded by slums – in Brazil, this is a major issue, as the favelas on the outskirts of major cities are enormous and have often become ungovernable by the state. Also, inequality is the rallying call of many populist and leftist movements, leading to a resurgence of the once defeated left in many LA states. During the 1990’s, for example, when democracy took
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course POLISCI 1003 taught by Professor Olson during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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